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Perched away in paradise West Palm Beach’s nationally renowned philanthropist, Karin Taylor’s, jaw-dropping Weisberg Stables in Jupiter, FL is a 20-acre home to over 150 animals including: mustangs, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, tortoises, goats, miniature donkeys, ponies, emus, and even wallabies. Karin is making a difference in the lives of those with special needs, foster children, veterans, and at-risk youth through her profound equestrian therapy programs, sensory petting zoo, farm tours, and horse riding lessons/clinics.
“Our family philosophy is that everything you are given is meant to be shared.” Karin said.
One of Karin’s most celebrated programs is called Unbridled Power, a one of a kind equine assisted learning horse therapy program that focuses on helping veterans, disabled youth, and children develop critical life skills. Equine assisted learning is a remarkable learning approach that promotes the development of essential life skills through groundwork activities using horses as the teacher. This type of therapy has been proven to be more effective than talk therapy, and is especially beneficial for children with Autism.
This spring, Karin will be offering chickens to local nursing homes who would like to have a community coop for their residents. Karin’s hope with her estate’s programming is that it will inspire other local farmers to open up their land to those in need.